Report: Celtic target new contract for talented academy youngster

By Lewis Laird

September 28, 2022

Celtic are reportedly looking to open talks regarding a new contract for talented academy youngster Bruno Davidson.

The teenager has been part of the Lennoxtown academy system for several years now, having joined the club from the famous Hutchison-Vale set up in Edinburgh.

At that time, the Bhoys beat off interest from English Premier League sides such as Liverpool, Leicester City and West Ham to secure the winger’s services.

Last campaign, the youngster was given his first taste of regular football against first-team players as part of the Celtic B side taking part in the Lowland League.

Davidson was one of the several impressive wide attacking players, scoring seven goals and producing four assists in his 16 appearances competing in the Scottish fifth tier.

The Celtic winger has made a strong start to his second season as part of the Celtic B side and is now seen as one of the Hoops’ main attacking outlets.

Not only is Davidson going up against teams in the Lowland League but also against some of the best academies in Europe as the Bhoys take to UEFA Youth League action.

According to the Daily Record, following his strong start to the new season, club officials are now looking to tie Davidson down on a new deal, with his current contract at Parkhead set to expire in the summer.

The Celtic academy youngster isn’t only catching the eye of club officials, though. He is also receiving international recognition.

Canada watching Bruno Davidson closely as Celtic target contract talks

The same report has stated that Davidson is being watched by Canada as the nation’s under-20s side looks into the possibility of calling the wideman up.

Davidson, who was born in Singapore, is eligible for Canada through his mother and having missed out on a call-up to the Scotland u19s squad recently, it may have just opened the door for the Maple Leafs.

After taking up the role of Scotland under-21s assistant boss, you would imagine former Celtic defender Stephen McManus will be urging his fellow international coaches to call up the winger.

McManus has worked closely with Davidson in the B team set up this campaign, joining Darren O’Dea as joint managers.

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

From a Celtic point of view, it is extremely positive to see our young players receiving international recognition.

Having made such a positive start to the 2022/23 season, it is also good to see that the club are looking to tie up one of the academy’s top prospects at this moment in time.

In other news, Impressive Celtic hero does World Cup chances no harm after goalscoring display.